Hay gurls! This post is for all you Ru Paul's Drag Race watchers, and if you don't watch the show, you must.
(UPDATE: I made new drinks for All-Stars 3. Here is Part 1 of 4:
Here is Part 2 of 4 (Stay tuned for Part 3 coming soon!):
Please enjoy these cocktails as you untuck backstage.
"Loca!" - Nina Flowers
1 1/2 oz gin
1 oz St. Germain (elderflower liqueur)
simple syrup, to taste tiny
splash of orange blossom water
juice of half a juicy lime
few dashes of Scrappy's cardamom bitters (or any bitters you have)
Serve this drink on the rocks, best to shake all ingredients in a shaker first, but not necessary. Garnish with edible flowers (found at Whole Foods or Sprouts, near the herbs)
Some people refer to Season 1 of Ru Paul's Drag Race as the "Lost Season."
Nina Flowers begs to differ:
Never forget where you came from queen, how else will you know where you're going, huntyyy?
"Bitch! I am from Chicago!" - Mystique Summer Madison
2-4 oz vodka (or your favorite liquor)
fill rest of way with sweetened tea
fresh lemon juice, to taste
fresh mint and lemon slices for garnish
Serve over ice in a mason jar, preferably.
I was never a huge fan of Morgan McMichaels, and neither was Mystique:
Don't forget to enjoy this hard sweet tea the Mystique Summer Madison way: with a two-piece and a biscuit.
All tea, all shade.
"You'll Never Be Glamour." - Shangela Laqueffa Wadley
1/2 oz Pimms No 1
top off glass with champagne
garnish with a glamorous edible flower, or a lime twist
This drink had to glamorous, hence the champs. But don't feel like you can't enjoy it even if your campy.
Shangela Laqueffa Wadley always offers drinks to non-glamorous queens, see:
"Bar Queen!" - Willam Belli
muddle basil leaves with a shot of bourbon
strain it into a shot glass and slam it
So much potential.
So much shade.
"I don't get cute, I get drop dead gorgeous." - Alyssa Edwards
1 1/2 oz white rum
1 oz coconut rum
splash of pineapple juice
top off with red bull, since that's Alyssa's favorite drink
Serve on the rocks and garnish with your favorite fruits, I used raspberries and blackberries.
Alyssa is probably the most entertaining queen of all to me.
I mean, just behold her majesty:
Oohh, gurl, you look a little busted when you do that.
Ooooo! Bitch you got back rolls and you wearing a two-piece?!
She just read me the house down.
"I feel very attacked!" - Laganja Estranja
1 1/2 oz high proof alcohol (Everclear or Bacardi 151)
1 oz orange liqueur
3 oz fresh squeezed orange juice
few dashes orange bitters
garnish with an orange slice
Serve it straight up, no ice to dilute this drink!
Also, serve in a hot pink glass, if possible (see below).
This drink is meant to be super strong and make you feel, well, you know:
"I had crystallized" - Kennedy Davenport
fill a short glass with crushed ice
1 1/2 oz peach vodka
1 1/2 oz peach puree (frozen peaches and enough water to blend and then strain)
simple syrup, to taste
1/2 oz lemon juice
sprig of thyme and peach slice for garnish
If you want a really herbaceous drink, muddle a thyme sprig with the strained peach puree, otherwise just use the thyme sprig as a garnish (like I did) to give an herbal scent to the drink.
The quote that started it all:
Here's a video of the quote. It's so worth it to watch it.
Now that we have a cocktail for every season, it's time for a few honorable mentions though the artistic medium of GIFs.
First, we must honor the queen of all queens, Miss RuPaul herself:
I see you!
Can I get an amen?!
Ru Paul, you are everything and you slay my life and I'm so glad Ru Paul's Drag Race exists, the world is a better place because of it.
The next honorable mention is for one of my favorite queens of all time, Tatianna:
You're welcome Tati.
We love you Tati.
Also, Jujubee, I'll always have a place in my heart for your fishy ass!
And finally, I want to leave you with a montage of some of our favorite drag queens struggling with straws.
Ironic, isn't it?
*sips more tea*
And before anyone gets worked up for whatever reason, always remember: